Every Student Succeeding

2019 Every Student Succeeding

Event Date: March 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Location: Petersen Event Center, 720 12th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

The Every Student Succeeding program honors students in grades K - 12 who have overcome serious challenges, succeeded beyond expectations or just won the hearts of their school staff.

ACSA believes every student deserves equal opportunities to succeed. On every school day throughout California, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach their goals of academic excellence. Their success is our success; their powerful stories are our inspiration.

Coordinated by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the local Association of California School Administrators, this is the 14th year of the program. One student was selected to represent Stanislaus County at the region level, receiving a scholarship from ACSA. That student will then be considered among other ACSA region representatives to advance to the state-level awards luncheon November 2019. This years' retired ACSA committee selected Ashly Breeding of Stanislaus Military Academy, which is a Stanislaus County Office of Education school.

Districts selected their own honorees and forward nomination based on the following ADA formula:

  • 0 - 4999 students                = 1 nominee
  • 5,000 - 9,999 students        = 2 nominees
  • 10,000 - 20,000 students    = 3 nominees
  • 20,000+ students                = 4 nominees

Modesto Bee article highlighting the event (Mar. 6, 2019 publication): “Never tell them the odds. Stanislaus students saluted for perseverance”: https://www.modbee.com/news/local/education/article227125629.html

Listed below are the names of the 23 honorees that were celebrated, representing 14 different districts:






Student First Name Student Last Name Grade School District
Gillian Allen 12 Davis High Modesto City Schools
Joanna  Baal 12 Beyer High  Modesto City Schools
Cynthia Bermudez 12 Pitman High Turlock Unified
Blake Bonander 6 Julien Elementary Turlock Unified
Ashly Breeding 12 Stanislaus Military Academy SCOE
Serenity Dalton 6 Lucille Whitehead Intermediate Waterford Unified
Bettina Davidoff K Stanislaus Elementary Stanislaus Union
Dana Dever 5 Empire Elementary Empire Union 
Matthew  Elgen 8 Sprattling Middle School Keyes Union
Dylan  Hamilton 12 Gregori High  Modesto City Schools
Jacob Hankins 7 Savage Middle Sylvan Union
Ezekiel Hawthorne 7 Mae Hensley Jr. High Ceres Unified
Erin Hawthorne 8 Mae Hensley Jr. High Ceres Unified
Destenee Hernandez 8 Turlock Junior High Turlock Unified
Robbie Jackson 5 Standiford Elementary Sylvan Union
Henry Johnson 10 Denair High School Denair Unified
Peyton  Jones 3 Rose Avenue Elementary Modesto City Schools
Addison  Martins 3 Barrington Elementary Newman-CL Unified
Gaber Mohsen 12 Ceres High Ceres Unified
Jenise Perryman 12 Riverbank High Riverbank Unified
Stefani Saldivar 4 Las Palmas Patterson Jt. Unified
Lord  Singh-Ramirez 12 Del Puerto High Patterson Jt. Unified
Lilly  Willmarth 7 Hart-Ransom Elementary Hart-Ransom Elementary

Special thanks to Shoob Photography for their donated services!

A special thank you to our Key Corporate Event Sponsors: Mocse Credit Union and E & J Gallo Winery, with additional sponsorship from the Association of Stanislaus County School Boards

Contact Us


1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Key Contacts

Valerie Escobar

Executive Assistant, SCOE Administrative Services

Susan Rich

Assistant Superintendent, SCOE Administrative Services

Claudia Vicino

ACSA, Stanislaus Charter: Communications Specialist